Community activists will meet 6:30 on Friday, October 18 at Salem’s Grand Theater to discuss new ways Salem is developing and changing. Topics will include a possible expansion of Riverfront Park, Pringle Creek and the prospective $65 Million transformation of City Hall.
“There have been no public hearings on these proposals,” says citizen’s advocate, Richard Reid, who hopes the meeting will stir interest and involvement.
The organizers say the City of Salem has excluded citizens from decisions on matters like these, such as the recent proposed apartment complex near Riverfront Park, whose only access would have been the cramped roadway to the Riverfront Park Carousel.
These organizers say the meeting will allow citizens the chance to “discuss these issues so we can tell City Council what we think.”